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As the number of service learning courses and their requirements increase, it is essential for academic librarians to partner with faculty and administration to include lifelong research skills components. This crucial book provides insights and case studies that will help you do just that.
Service learning—defined as community service connected to a for-credit college course—is acknowledged to be a high-impact educational practice. It provides students with opportunities to put what they learn in class into action, to engage problem-solving skills, and to reflect on their experiences. Ideally, in service learning, course materials inform student service, and students' service experiences, in turn, inform academic dialogue and comprehension. But where do academic libraries and librarians fit into this process?
This is the first book to provide that missing piece, giving librarians practical information and examples of how to contribute to service learning on their campuses. It begins with an overview of librarian involvement in service learning, highlighting connections between service learning and information literacy pedagogy. Case studies focus on specific aspects of service learning that engage information literacy, illustrating ways academic libraries can partner with service learning initiatives. The book concludes with thoughts on assessment and short essays on the future of libraries and service learning.
Draws from the 2014 (inaugural) Colloquium on Libraries & Service LearningOffers a unique take on the role of libraries and librarians in the service learning programs that are increasingly popular in higher education as a way to engage active learning Provides information and insights that will be useful to academic librarians who teach and/or have outreach responsibilities, as well as to academic library administrators and LIS facultyShares reflections on the future of service learning
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- Table of Contents
Jennifer E. Nutefall
Chapter 1: Service Learning in Academic Libraries in the United States
Chapter 2: Connecting Pedagogies
Alex R. Hodges and Jennifer E. Nutefall
Chapter 3: Avoiding Fluff: Crafting Meaningful Reflection Activities for Service Learning Students
Chapter 4: Information in the Real World: Building a Bridge between Academic and Community Information through Service Learning
Chapter 5: Three Legs on the Stool: Service Learning Projects, Community and Library
Deborah Halperin and Karen Schmidt
Chapter 6: Service Learning and the UBC Library: A Partnership Case Study
Chapter 7: Emerging Scholars: Service Learning, Reflection, and Research
Bill Gillis and Phyllis Mentzell Ryder
Chapter 8: On the Future of Academic Libraries and Service Learning
"Readers will come away with a better understanding of all the ways academic libraries can contribute to service learning by providing information literacy instruction, useful materials, space, and more. VERDICT Recommended for instruction librarians at academic libraries."
"A particular strength of the book is its balancing of theoretical and practical perspectives, making it a highly readable volume. . . . Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries represents a key contribution to scholarship in the nascent topic area of service-learning and academic libraries. Faculty would be well advised to take advantage of the services librarians provide to support effective service-learning, and this book offers both audiences much food for thought. . . . The book is highly recommended for librarians as they continue to serve their communities, as well as for teaching faculty and administrators seeking to enrich their programs."